Additional provisions for Class 7

The following information shall be inserted in the transport document for each consignment of Class 7
material, as applicable, in the order given and immediately after the information required under (a) to (c) and (k):
(a) The name or symbol of each radionuclide or, for mixtures of radionuclides, an appropriate
general description or a list of the most restrictive nuclides;
(b) A description of the physical and chemical form of the material, or a notation that the material
is special form radioactive material or low dispersible radioactive material. A generic chemical
description is acceptable for chemical form. For radioactive material with a subsidiary risk, see
sub-paragraph (c) of special provision 172 of Chapter 3.3;
(c) The maximum activity of the radioactive contents during carriage expressed in becquerels (Bq)
with an appropriate SI prefix symbol (see For fissile material, the mass of fissile
material (or mass of each fissile nuclide for mixtures when appropriate) in grams (g), or
appropriate multiples thereof, may be used in place of activity;
(d) The category of the package, i.e. I-WHITE, II-YELLOW, III-YELLOW;
(e) The transport index (categories II-YELLOW and III-YELLOW only);
(f) For fissile material:
(i) Shipped under one exception of (a) to (f), reference to that paragraph;
(ii) Shipped under (c) to (e), the total mass of fissile nuclides;
(iii) Contained in a package for which one of (a) to (c) or is applied,
reference to that paragraph;
(iv) The criticality safety index, where applicable;
(g) The identification mark for each competent authority certificate of approval (special form
radioactive material, low dispersible radioactive material, fissile material excepted under (f), special arrangement, package design, or shipment) applicable to the
(h) For consignments of more than one package, the information required in and in (a) to
(g) above shall be given for each package. For packages in an overpack, container, or vehicle, a
detailed statement of the contents of each package within the overpack, container, or vehicle
and, where appropriate, of each overpack, container, or vehicle shall be included. If packages
are to be removed from the overpack, container, or vehicle at a point of intermediate unloading,
appropriate transport documents shall be made available;
(i) Where a consignment is required to be shipped under exclusive use, the statement
(j) For LSA-II and LSA-III substances, SCO-I and SCO-II, the total activity of the consignment as
a multiple of A2. For radioactive material for which the A2 value is unlimited, the multiple of
A2 shall be zero.

The consignor shall provide in the transport documents a statement regarding actions, if any, that are
required to be taken by the carrier. The statement shall be in the languages deemed necessary by the
carrier or the authorities concerned, and shall include at least the following information:
(a) Supplementary requirements for loading, stowage, carriage, handling and unloading of the
package, overpack or container including any special stowage provisions for the safe
dissipation of heat (see special provision CV33 (3.2) of 7.5.11), or a statement that no such
requirements are necessary;
(b) Restrictions on the mode of carriage or vehicle and any necessary routeing instructions;
(c) Emergency arrangements appropriate to the consignment.

In all cases of international carriage of packages requiring competent authority approval of design or
shipment, for which different approval types apply in the different countries concerned by the
shipment, the UN number and proper shipping name required in shall be in accordance with
the certificate of the country of origin of design.

The applicable competent authority certificates need not necessarily accompany the consignment. The
consignor shall make them available to the carrier(s) before loading and unloading.


Format and language

The document containing the information in and may be that already required by other
regulations in force for carriage by another mode of carriage. In case of multiple consignees, the name
and address of the consignees and the quantities delivered enabling the nature and quantities carried to
be evaluated at any time, may be entered in other documents which are to be used or in any other
documents made mandatory according to other specific regulations and which shall be on board the
The particulars to be entered in the document shall be drafted in an official language of the forwarding
country, and also, if that language is not English, French, or German, in English, French or German,
unless international road carriage tariffs, if any, or agreements concluded between the countries
concerned in the transport operation, provide otherwise.

If by reason of the size of the load, a consignment cannot be loaded in its entirety on a single transport
unit, at least as many separate documents, or copies of the single document, shall be made out as
transport units loaded. Furthermore, in all cases, separate transport documents shall be made out for
consignments or parts of consignments which may not be loaded together on the same vehicle by
reason of the prohibitions set forth in 7.5.2.
The information relative to the hazards of the goods to be carried (as indicated in may be
incorporated in, or combined with, an existing transport or cargo handling document. The layout of
the information in the document (or the order of transmission of the corresponding data by electronic
data processing (EDP) or electronic data interchange (EDI) techniques) shall be as provided in
When an existing transport document or cargo handling document cannot be used for the purposes of
dangerous goods documentation for multimodal transport, the use of documents corresponding to the
example shown in 5.4.5 is considered advisable4.

Non-dangerous goods

When goods mentioned by name in Table A of Chapter 3.2, are not subject to ADR because they are
considered as non-dangerous according to Part 2, the consignor may enter in the transport document a
statement to that effect, e.g.: "Not goods of Class ..."
NOTE: This provision may be used in particular when the consignor considers that, due to the
chemical nature of the goods (e.g. solutions and mixtures) carried or to the fact that such goods are
deemed dangerous for other regulatory purposes the consignment might be subject to control during
the journey.
4 If used, the relevant recommendations of the UNECE United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and
Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) may be consulted, in particular Recommendation No. 1 (United Nations Layout Key
for Trade Documents) (ECE/TRADE/137, edition 81.3), UN Layout Key for Trade Documents - Guidelines for
Applications (ECE/TRADE/270, edition 2002), Recommendation No. 11 (Documentary Aspects of the International
Transport of Dangerous Goods) (ECE/TRADE/204, edition 96.1 – currently under revision) and Recommendation No.
22 (Layout Key for Standard Consignment Instructions) (ECE/TRADE/168, edition 1989). Refer also to the
UN/CEFACT Summary of Trade Facilitation Recommendations (ECE/TRADE/346, edition 2006) and the United
Nations Trade Data Elements Directory (UNTDED) (ECE/TRADE/362, edition 2005).


Container/vehicle packing certificate

If the carriage of dangerous goods in a container precedes a voyage by sea, a "container/vehicle
packing certificate" conforming to section 5.4.2 of the IMDG Code5, 6 shall be provided with the
transport document.
The functions of the transport document required under 5.4.1 and of the "container/vehicle packing
certificate" as provided above may be incorporated into a single document; if not, these documents
shall be attached one to the other. If these functions are incorporated into a single document, the
inclusion in the transport document of a statement that the loading of the container or vehicle has been
carried out in accordance with the applicable modal regulations together with the identification of the
person responsible for the "container/vehicle packing certificate" shall be sufficient.
NOTE: The "container/vehicle packing certificate" is not required for portable tanks, tank-containers
and MEGCs.
If the carriage of dangerous goods in a vehicle precedes a voyage by sea, a "container/vehicle packing
certificate" conforming to section 5.4.2 of the IMDG Code5, 6 may be provided with the transport
5 Guidelines for use in practice and in training for loading goods in transport units have also been drawn up by the
International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Economic
Commission for Europe (UNECE) and have been published by IMO ("IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo
Transport Units (CTU Code)").
6 Section 5.4.2 of the IMDG Code (Amendment 38-16) requires the following:
"5.4.2 Container/vehicle packing certificate

When dangerous goods are packed or loaded into any container or vehicle, those responsible for packing the
container or vehicle shall provide a “container/vehicle packing certificate” specifying the container/vehicle identification
number(s) and certifying that the operation has been carried out in accordance with the following conditions:
.1 The container/vehicle was clean, dry and apparently fit to receive the goods;
.2 Packages, which need to be segregated in accordance with applicable segregation requirements, have not been
packed together onto or in the container/vehicle [unless approved by the competent authority concerned in
accordance with (of the IMDG Code)];
.3 All packages have been externally inspected for damage, and only sound packages have been loaded;
.4 Drums have been stowed in an upright position, unless otherwise authorized by the competent authority, and all
goods have been properly loaded, and, where necessary, adequately braced with securing material to suit the
mode(s) of transport for the intended journey;
.5 Goods loaded in bulk have been evenly distributed within the container/vehicle;
.6 For consignments including goods of class 1, other than division 1.4, the container/vehicle is structurally serviceable
in accordance with 7.1.2 (of the IMDG Code);
.7 The container/vehicle and packages are properly marked, labelled, and placarded, as appropriate;
.8 When substances presenting a risk of asphyxiation are used for cooling or conditioning purposes (such as dry ice
(UN 1845) or nitrogen, refrigerated liquid (UN 1977) or argon, refrigerated liquid (UN 1951)), the container/vehicle
is externally marked in accordance with (of the IMDG Code); and
.9 A dangerous goods transport document, as indicated in 5.4.1 (of the IMDG Code) has been received for each
dangerous goods consignment loaded in the container/vehicle.
NOTE: The container/vehicle packing certificate is not required for portable tanks

The information required in the dangerous goods transport document and the container/vehicle packing
certificate may be incorporated into a single document; if not, these documents shall be attached one to the other. If the
information is incorporated into a single document, the document shall include a signed declaration such as “It is declared
that the packing of the goods into the container/vehicle has been carried out in accordance with the applicable provisions”.
This declaration shall be dated and the person signing this declaration shall be identified on the document. Facsimile
signatures are acceptable where applicable laws and regulations recognize the legal validity of facsimile signatures.

If the container/vehicle packing certificate is presented to the carrier by means of EDP or EDI transmission
techniques, the signature(s) may be electronic signature(s) or may be replaced by the name(s) (in capitals) of the person
authorized to sign.

When the container/vehicle packing certificate is given to a carrier by EDP or EDI techniques and subsequently
the dangerous goods are transferred to a carrier that requires a paper container/vehicle packing certificate, the carrier shall
ensure that the paper document indicates "Original received electronically" and the name of the signatory shall be shown in
capital letters.
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